Chris Nikic Makes History, Becomes First Person with Down Syndrome To Finish Ironman Triathlon

Chris Nikic Makes History, Becomes First Person with Down Syndrome To Finish Ironman Triathlon


Accomplishing the impossible is something that Chris Nikic has been doing for years, thanks to the support team he has in his family.

According to a video by WUFT News, dad Nik Nikic had heard it all: People telling him his son wouldn’t amount to anything, that he would have to be cared for his entire life. But the Nikics felt otherwise, and now the world does, too.

It started a few years ago after Chris had undergone several surgeries and led a fairly inactive life.

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He was left out of many things and was missing out on lots of events that young people his age engage in, so his dad decided it was time for a change.

A big change.

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But it started small.

On that first day of training, when Chris couldn’t even complete

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